Botanically Parbal is known as Trichosanthes cucumberina. The plant is a cardiac tonic and anti febrile; it’s decoction is given in bilious fevers as a febrifuge and laxative. Chemically it contains saponin, hydrocarbons, sterols, glycoside and tannins.
The fruit is digestive, stomachic and anti-bilious. Its main action is on the head and stomach. The root juice is a strong purgative. The leaf juice is emetic and so It should be taken with coriander to control bilious fever. The leaf juice is applied over the head for the cure of alopecia (baldness).
Ayurvedic Medicinal Uses of Parbal
The plant is cardiac tonic and anti febrile.
A decoction of its leaves with chebulic myrobalan taken is the morning on empty stomach is an age-old remedy for acidity and bilious disorders.
3. Blood pressure
Leaf juice is a household remedy for controlling high blood pressure.
* Dr. Ram Bahadur Bohara is the Chairman of the of Nepal Alternative Medical Development Council and Advisor of Science Infotech.
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